Events for October 26, 2019
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Experience life on the “one horse farm” in Horry County from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. Join us on October 26th from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM to learn about the different animals on the farm and their various roles. The public is invited to help feed the animals […]Find out more »
The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a program by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger on Saturday, October 26th, on local ghost stories and superstitions. Celebrate Halloween with local author and storyteller Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger as she weaves together superstitions and tales from Lucas Bay to Georgetown and the Lowcountry. Hear about […]Find out more »
Celebrate the Horry County Museum and our local history! This special event day is free to the public and will feature various activities, demonstrations and information stations from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on October 26th. Join us at 9:30 am for a Children’s Costume Contest: Historic People from Horry County and […]Find out more »
The public is invited to view a special Quilts of Valor display and presentation at the Horry County Museum. Quilts made especially for 19 local veterans will be on display at the Museum October 8th through the 25th. A presentation of the quilts to veterans will take place October 26th in the Museum’s auditorium at 1:00 pm at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is to cover all service members and veterans, touched by war, with a comforting and healing quilt. In 2003, Catherine Roberts, the founder of the QOVF, had a son deployed to Iraq. She struggled with how to stay busy and keep her mind busy while he was in harm’s way. One night, she had a dream where she saw a man sitting on the side of a bed, shaking. In her dream, a quilt was placed around his shoulders and he seemed to be comforted. As a nurse and quilter, Roberts then decided she would make and send quilts to Kandahar. Each stretcher that had a wounded veteran got a red, white and blue quilt placed on their stretcher. After six years, the foundation decided to award a quilt to any veteran who served during wartime era, from WWII to present. Since 2003, the foundation, now a national organization, has awarded 216,471 quilts.Find out more »